Estonian president offers condolences over British MPs murder

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Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves on Friday offered condolences to the family of British MP Jo Cox who was killed after being shot and stabbed on Thursday.

«When democratically elected politicians are murdered, democracy dies as well. Estonia mourns Jo Cox. My condolences to Jo Cox's family,» the head of state wrote on social media.

The 41-year-old Labor MP Jo Cox died on Thursday after being stabbed and shot. The suspect is a 52-year-old man who has been detained. Witnesses said he shouted "Britain first" when attacking Cox.

The United Kingdom is to hold a referendum next Thursday to decide whether to stay in the European Union or not. Cox was a supporter of the U.K. staying in the EU.